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clinton and was a republican member of both the house and the senate said the united states cannot get afghanistan to transition to democracy any time soon. at least not on our own. >> we can't carry out the transition of the afghan people into a democracy. it it going to take years, decades and unless is we have an international commit ned lamont do that the united states can't do it alone and shouldn't be doing it alone so we need to have a much greater participation by other countries in addition to the united states. >> shepard: now, a republican congressman who voted against a resolution to set a time table for a full withdrawal has an entirely new position. florida congressman bill young is the chairman of the house subcommittee that oversees defense spending and told the tampa bay times newspaper editorial board i think we he should remove ourselves from afghanistan as quickly as we can. congressman young added i just think we are killing kids that don't need to die. meantime, the current defense secretary officially announced today the additional surge troops that president oba
. and may god continue to bless the united states of america. thank you. >> and that was secretary of state hillary clinton speaking at the state department about tuesday's attack in libya that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans, saying that this is an attack that should shock the conscience of people of all faiths and reminding people that the u.s. is a force for peace and progress and that this attack was by a small and savage group of individuals. we remind you that president obama will comment at the white house less than an hour from now. we will also bring you that statement live. this has been a cbs news special report. i'm norah o'donnell along with charlie rose in new york. for those of you in the west, our coverage of this breaking news story continues. >>> good morning. to our viewers in the west, it is wednesday, september 12th, 2012. welcome to ""cbs this morning." the u.s. ambassador to libya has been killed. we'll have complete coverage from the middle east to washington. >>> the white house denies the president is snubbing israel's prime minister
the united states rejects the efforts to denigrate religious beliefs of others, we must oppose the violence that took the lives of these public servants. again, the president will speak about this attack 10:35 eastern, we will carry it for you. and the u.s. embassy in cairo attacked. an american flag was ripped down and destroyed there and remember, we've given billions in aid to egypt. coming up in a few moments, ambassador john bolton will join us, where is america's mideast policy headed and should we keep paying? just this morning, germany's top court approved that nation's participation in a european bailout, paving the way for money printing in europe. and the markets like it. here is a look at dow futures, oil and gold. all of they will are up this morning, as of right now, they're all up. and they were up a whole lot more before the news of america's ambassador being killed in libya, before that news came out. we're up a lot more. we've got a big day for apple. a new iphone expected to be unveiled and mark zuckerburg, says it's time to double down on facebook, we're watching both bi
the united states is weak. this president is not understand the importance of american leadership. >> reporter: other hot spots, iran, iraq, sudan, tunsia, gaza, yemin, india, afghanistan and lebanon. the violent mobs continue to be fueled by reaction to a film reportedly created by a man in southern california. >> we have seen rage and violence directed at american embassies over a horrible internet video that we had nothing to do with. >> reporter: the secretary of state urged arab spring nations to protect united states embassies, if not she said the its will. the united states will. >> they had a mission. they believed in it. they knew the danger. they accepted it. >> the president spoke about chris stevens saying he laid down his life for his friends libyan and american. >> officials are looking at the records of the man linked to the film. this is video shot outside what is believed to be the los angeles county home of the 55- year-old. he is a coptic christian with a criminal past. they are now looking into if he violated the terms of his five- year probation. >>> today
to building bridges between the united states and the arab and muslim world, particularly libya. and i think this is going to sour a lot of americans about the future trajectory of the middle east, about the direction in which the arab spring is headed. and i think particularly this is tragic for syrians. syrians who are now under siege or around 20,000 syrians have been killed by the regime of assad and i think many syrians were hoping for an outside intervention or outside aid to provide some type of save zones. and i think the reality is that after the united states and nato had gone into libya it oust gadhafi, i think there will be far less appetite to want on do anything in syria. >> probably also raises huge questions about money from america that is going to fund some of these governments particularly in egypt where it's $1.5 billion plus another billion that was being put together in a package right now. how do you think that plays out in congress at this point? >> that's absolutely right. egypt is a country which has i think the second or third largest aid package from the united st
wanted to, first of all, i believe in check and balances in the constitution, and the united states says we should have. i don't want one party running anything. the bottom line is people -- i think 80% of the people in the united states don't even know the constitution, and for limited government, not as a progressive, which, by the way, is what obama is, a progressive, just like hillary clinton, who admitted she was. host: let's not go too far off the rails here. i understand that the constitution, the check and balances that the constitution refers to is between the legislative, the judicial, and the executive branch, and doesn't really mention the establishment of a two-party system. caller: you need a two-party system. look what happened the first two years -- even though it took obama two years to get the healthcare through, they still had everything right there. unless you have a complete representative, you know, in there that represents everyone and just not one side, like all progressives or all republicans, you don't have those checks and balances, whether it's the legislative
population of afghans in the united states. many of them have settled here in fremont. over the past three decades, the area known as little ckabul has become a cultural haven for afghans looking for community and the flavors of home. >> fremont boulevard known as little cab up or centreville, it was an illusion created by journalists. there's actually not as many restaurants or community centers as you would see in chinatown, for example. however, it's still a sense of home through afghans. >> she has ease the the transition for several generations of afghan refugees in the bay area. they have come to the united states in waves starting with the 1979 soviet invasion. >> kabul was a very robust city when the first wave of immigrants came to the united states. they used to mention they had a lot of good times going to restaurants and movie theaters. that's what little kabul provides on a small scale to the bay area community. >> there's bakery store, also mosques built here, so people do praying. >> reporter: they share a tiny art a few blocks from the strip. the balcony doubles as an art s
in the pledge of allegiance. [cheering and applause] >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands one nation, under god, indivisible with liberty and justice for all. [cheering and applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, please remain standing for the national anthem performed by branford marsalis. ♪ ♪ ♪ um ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [applause] [chanting "usa, usa, usa"] >> present arms. order arms. right face. foreword march. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome congressman luis gutierrez of illinois. >> thank you. tonight i want to celebrate a fundamental reason we are democrats. we believe that america is never greater than when we protect the rights we have one and strive to make real the call her hip of our founders to create a more perfect union. we are never more american than when we demand all people are treated with dignity and respect. and we are never more patriotic than when we see a group of people being cast aside and say stop. in america, we do not tolerate anyone being treated unfairly. there truly american wh
to be broadcast nationwide in the united states on the anniversary of 9/11, and that's why people came out yesterday to demonstrate to stop the airing of this movie which, of course, was never the case. it was just this online movie, offensive to islam. >> that's nbc's richard engel outside the u.s. embassy where you can see protests continue this morning in cairo, egypt. richard, thank you very much. >> we want to bring in andrea mitchell our chief foreign affairs correspondent. andrea, as we await any confirmation from the state department, what can you tell us about ambassador stevens, an experienced diplomat in the middle east. >> a career diplomat. this is a man who had gone to berkeley and had gotten a law degree and a degree from the national war college. he was fluent in french and arabic. he had been a peace corps volunteer in 1983 in morocco, teaching english before he joined the foreign service about nine years later. this is a man who has very adept at social media. he was active on facebook. he was very involved with the community. he had been in benghazi during the conflict,
first. so of not red or blue states, what the united states. i no they're not that many football fans here today. my first story about president obama has to do with football. he was the last interview that i did for my book. i interviewed three andrew and 50 people will for him and traveled the world. i thought about what i would -- how i would break the ice with him for a long time. i remembered that he is a bears fan than i am a pakistan and that two years ago when the packers played the bears in the nfc championship game president obama announced that if the bears won he was going to the super bowl. the packers won. and the star player on the packers after the game got up on the table of the jesse berman said, president obama will come see us, but we're right to go see him at his house meeting if you win the super bowl you to visit the white house. this was their star quarterback, so when i finally got my interview with president obama and shook his hand and said, mr. president, charles got here before me, but i'm glad we both finally made it. he said, yeah, man, those packers wer
-american to receive a vote for nomination as president of the united states at the 1888 republican national convention. yes, i would repeat that, the republican national convention, he was a proud republican. . september 22 marks the 150th anniversary of president abraham lincoln signing the preliminary proclamation that paved the way for the emancipation proclamation to be signed on january 1, 1863. how fitting that a statue honoring frederick douglass, will be on display on emancipation hall. and considering the remarkable achievements of frederick douglass and his presence within the u.s. capitol will honor this constitution and serve as an endearing testimony to the struggle for freedom and equality. i'd like to thank again my colleague, the congresswoman from the district of columbia, ms. holmes norton, and i know she unfortunately couldn't be here today because i know she has a requirement to teach a class. otherwise she would be here. but i wanted to thank her for her tireless work to bring this statue to the capitol as well as our counterparts in the senate, the senate rules committee. as many
honor to place into nomination for the office of vice president of the united states, my father, my hero, joe biden. >> other key speakers tonight. caroline kennedy, the daughter of former president john. if kennedy. >> over the past four years we've had a president that's committed himself and administration the values that made america break. >> 2004 presidential nominee john carry. >> mitt romney doesn't know about foreign policy. but he has all these neocon advisors who know all the wrong things about foreign policy. he would rely on them, after all he's the great out sourcer. >> the finale of the convention was originally planned to be held at the outdoor football stadium. but it was moved back inside to the time warner table arena a smaller venue because of possible thunderstorms. on a conference call president obama called the situation disappointing. at the democratic national convention craig boswell channel two news. >> in san francisco people were gathering early for a convention west party. at the temple nightclub. organizers say the free event is expected to be one of the la
islamist group hezbollah is calling for more demonstrations in lebanon tomorrow. the united states and other western embassies remain on high alert. in libya's president said 50 people have been arrested in the attack that kill kd the u.s. ambassador and three members of his team. at the same time there are diverging views on who is responsible for the attack. anna werner begins our coverage from washington. >> reporter: in the five days since ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed in libya, violent protests against the u.s. have reached more than 50 cities. clashes with security forces outside the u.s. consulate in karachi, pakistan, today, left at least one protestor dead and eight others injured. this weekend the u.s. was busy evacuating nonessential personnel from sudan and tunisia, urging american citizens to get out. today on "face the nation" libyan president mohammed el magariaf said he believes last week's deadly attack in benghazi was premeditated. >> the way the perpetrators acted, moved, this leaves us with no doubt that this was preplanned, pred
of the best small cities in the united states. ranked 27 out of 100. they look at job growth, school districts and low crime. four other california cities made the list. cupertino is where apple is based and today apple unveiled the iphone 5 and coming up, we will tell you which rumors proved true about the iphone 5. >>> supporters of a new sales tax measure were busy today. supporters handed out information. it would extend an existing half cent sales tax and increase it by another half cent and it would raise money for transit projects. >> investments to repair highways, streets, transit, seniors with disabilities, extensions on bart and improves to communities. >> opponents call it a tax increase without any expiration date. >>> today speaker of the house john area -- governor jerry brown signed into law -- >> the biggest pension reform law ever. >> it will increase the retirement age for new state employees and cap annual payments at $132,000 and it ends a number of abuses of the system. some say it will save the state $64 billion over the next 30 years but union leaders say it violated th
. >> on "cbs this morning." >> thank you. god bless you. god bless these united states. >>> barack obama accepting the nomination of the democratic party and at the end of it, threw down his mike and party and at the end of it, threw down his mike and [ bleep ] all y'all. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." democrats are on their way home from charlotte after a pep talk and a plea from president obama. he says voters face the clearest choice of any time in a generation. >> in his speech last night at the democratic national convention, the president said this is not the time to give power back to the republicans. nancy cordes is in charlotte. nancy, good morning. >> good morning, norah. the president had a lot of jobs do with this speech. he had to lay out his accomplishments, explain his failures, go after his opponents and make a case for another four years, all while arguing that he had not abandoned that message of hope that got him elected four years ago. >> madam chairwoman, delegates, i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> in the 38
, and may god continue to bless the united states of america. thank you. >> secretary of state hillary clinton speaking in the treaty room at the state department using very direct and solemn words to talk about the loss of four americans in these attacks at the consulate in benghazi, libya, saying that it's an attack that should shock the conscience of people of all faiths around the world, and as we wring back bring back in andl she asked the question that she said others would be asking, how could this help in a country we helped to liberate and a city we helped to save, andrea? >> reporter: that's the profound question, and she said she asked that question of herself, the question that others are asking. that's the question americans will be asking, the question that members of congress are going to be asking when we talk about all of the billions of dollars that we have spent. the american lives, not in rescuing libya but now four american lives lost after libya was supposedly on its way back. her other point, a very important point, was to say that this violates the conscience of
be vice president of the united states. i accept. i accept. [applause]. >> joe biden tonight accepting the nomination for vice president of the united states. good evening. president obama also accepted his party nomination tonight for second term of course. he made the argument that he had rescued the economy from disaster. and that it would be im peril by return to republican leadershi leadership. here are some of leadership. here are some of the highlights of the >> on every issue th!d choice you face won't just be between 2 candidates or 2 parties. it will be a choice between 2 different paths for america. a choice between 2 fundamentally different visions. for the future. our friends down in tampa at the republican convention offer same prescription they have had for the last 30 years. have a surplus, try a tax cut. deficit too high try another, field a cold coming on tashtion 2 tax cuts roll back some regulations and call us in the morning. america i never said this journey would be easy and i won't promise that now. yes our path is harder but at least to the
the united states to fill to take action against the makers of the film. >>> look at the ruins of the u.s. consulate to breed their covering the floor where a rocket-propelled grenade it ignited a fire that's believe the u.s. ambassador stevens may have died of smoke inhalation in his bedroom he spent a lot of time in the bay area and california graduate and so far 50 libyans of been arrested in connection with the attack. >>> return to the uc professors spend a lot years learning and teaching about the islamic culture >>> we ask if there was more to the investment is the movie. >>> the film was clearly meant to injured in insult muslims in the region and i believe it has had that effect. and the other hand we should remember this feeling that insult has to be seen from moslems in the areas in the context of a long history of american military adventurism he met in the bank recently been ended the war in iraq and ongoing campaign in afghanistan and drones sent into yemen and somali and the muslims in the region the film coming out of the nine states is seen in the context of that ver
. >> reporter: there are important divisions between the united states and libya on the investigation of what exactly happened at the consulate and the safe house that night. the u.n. ambassador susan rice said it appears that the attacks were not premeditated. but that's not what we're hearing here. the president of the libyan national council said not only does it look like they were premeditated, but it may have taken months in the planning. what i can tell you is we saw plenty of evidence of heavy weapons at this safe house. mortars and other kinds of weapons that take a level of expertise to deploy that accurately. we've also seen new cell phone footage of what appears to be libyans removing the body of ambassador christopher stevens from the consulate that night. they don't seem to know who he is. they identify him as a foreigner. they believe that he is alive at the time. they're shouting out whether anybody knows first aid. and the young man who showed us that video says that ambassador stevens was then rushed to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. >>> in the race for the
. >>> the united states military says it is sending an elite unit of marine special forces and drones to libya to help bring those responsible for killing those americans to justice. the u.s. has already deployed an fbi investigation team that is trying to track al-qaeda sympathizers who are thought to have turned the benghazi demonstration into a violent one. intelligence officials are also reviewing telephone records and computer traffic. libyan law enforcement agencies say some arrests have already been made. >>> this morning, we are also getting a look at the ruins of the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, where ambassador chris stevens and the three other americans were killed. coming up at 7:15, how a note found in the debris is shedding light on stevens' mission in libya. >>> in overnight news, san francisco police are investigating a homicide. it happened in the bayview district early this morning. police say they responded to a report of shooting just after 1:30 at osceola lane and lasalle avenue. police haven't released details on the victim or suspects. >>> highway 1 in san mateo co
these united states. >> barack obama accepting the nomination of the democratic party. and at the end of it threw down his mic and said, [ bleep ] all y'all. [ laughter ] >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." with so much focus on the economy and this election this morning's jobs report for august is certain to get a lot of attention. >> the report came out about 90 minutes ago. rebecca jarvis is here. what do the numbers tell us about how the i come is doing? >> the numbers tell us that the economy is creating fewer jobs than expected. in august, the economy added 96,000 new jobs. that was short of analyst forecasts, and the unemployment rate did drop from 8.3% from 8.1%, but it was not because of the new jobs. instead, unemployment fell because the labor force and participation in it shrank for the month. if you're not actively seeking work, you are not counted in the official jobless statistics. there are now 12.5 million unemployed americans. 5 million or 40% of them have been out of work for six months or more. so far this year the economy has created an averag
in afghanistan the united states handed control of the main american run prison to afghanistan authorities. the prison holds 3,000. the two sides still haven't eached agreement on hundreds of terror suspects being held there. the united states fears afghanistan will release them. ? in cuba the government blamed the failure of a main transmission line for a blackout that cut power to half the island. why it failed hasn't been explained. cubans are used to occasional outages but this happened near sweltering heat. >>> in britain thousands cheered the athletes at a huge parade. it was a part which that celebrated the 700 as well as london's success. there have been predictions both teams would be disorganized and be flops. in the end they were anything but. >> a restaurant that just opened in brentwood can count on having regulars. dozens of people camped out on lone tree way hours before buffalo wild wings opened today. the reason, the first 100 people in line got free wings for a year. the bar and grill has four other locations in dublin, sanious, fairfield and vacaville. >> the landmark
, which says, the judicial power of the united states shall be vested in one supreme court and such inferior courts the congress may from time to time ordain and establish. and that is as article iii goes on and talks a bit about the jurisdiction of the court and so on, but many, many unanswered questions, including for instance no mention of the chief justice in article iii. we only inferred that are supposed to be a chief justice because he is given in article article ii, the presidential article, the right to preside over -- not the right, the duty to preside over the impeachment trial in the senate of the president of the united states. and remember, william rehnquist did that in the bill clinton impeachment trial and when he was later asked what it had amounted to, he said i did nothing in particular and i did it very well. so the duties of the chief justice are undefined. and much about the supreme court initially with undefined. so it really had to create itself and it's done so not in a straight line progression, but it's done so true askew says some of the cases th
've said to the prime minister in every single one of our meetings, the united states will always have israel's back with israeli security. >> reporter: some of the most sensitive issues obama and romney seem to agree at least with the big picture. jerusalem is israel's capital. a final agreement should include a two-state solution with rael alongside palestine and iran must be stopped from building a nuclear become. there are differences with specific details on how to achieve those goals. romney charges that president obama hasn't been a strong enough ally to israel opposing iran. >> israel doesn't need public lectures of how to weigh decisions of war and peace. it needs our support. as president of the united states my first trip, my first foreign trip will be to israel to show the world we care about that country. >> reporter: he underscored that in the july visit to jerusalem. well, the palestinians are going to say -- >> reporter: in a tape of a closed fund-raiser back in may, romney said israel didn't have a strong palestinian part. >> not wanting to see peace anyway, committed
to vote for the president of the united states? that is not in the constitution. another one, where in the constitution is the education department? where in the constitution is the energy department? there are several instances similar to that. host: nancy writes -- arlington, virginia, philip, an independent scholar. what's your message to congress? caller: are we a reflection, the people of congress? we keep putting them in there. when people start to become enlightened again, where we might go. you have to take some responsibility for the mess we are in, the people. you can blame congress, but we don't want to look in the mirror at ourselves. the point i'm trying to make is our country is very divided right now. it's obvious. the wealthy, the middle, the poor, black, white, hispanic, all doing a pretty bad. we have to come together to fight the real issues that our country is facing. of course the economy is one. and to stay out of foreign entanglements, like barack obama is doing, unlike the bush administration. a fm radio and other stations are bent on negative comments about
overseas. >> i made clear the united states has a profound respect for things of all faith. we with stand freedom and de jekt the degrading of any image islam. there is there is no excuse for attacks on our embassies and consulates. so long as i am commander-in-chief the united states will never tolerate efforts to harm our fellow americans. >> president obama repeated his condolences for the families of four americans killed in the libya attack including ambassador christopher stevens. he was raised in piedmont and graduated from uc berkeley in 1982 and college in 1989. >>> they released a new video appealing for calm in the arab world. in the video the national executive director tells viewers ordinary americans and the u.s. government should not be blamed for the religious hatred expressed in the fill. the law says the controversy distracts from more important issues like the struggle from freedom in syria. britain says it has no plans to enter deployment in afghanistan despite the taliban attack on the place where he is stationed. they carried out the attack in helminen providence par
to be at the heart of the protests. >> -- the united states government had absolutely nothing to do with this -- the united states had absolutely nog to do with this video. we absolutely reject its content and message. en. >> she's talking about an american-made film that's criticized anti-islam. it's said to have fueled the protest in yemen. that same attack is blowing blamed on the attacks where -- where chris stevens was killed. >> right now in egypt, people are lighting fires -- in the streets of cairo. they've beenly toking rocks -- they've been throwing rocks, all over that same fame. this morning, egyptian president mohammed percy has stopped the -- muhammed morsi has stopped this. the u.s. says it is taking all necessary precautions. now, coming up in our next hour of "mornings on 2," i'm gonna have more on the filmmaker who is apparently behind all of this in the middle east. back to dave and tori. >>> hamid karzai is canceling his trip to norway due to all of the protests in the middle east. there are reports that he decided to stay home because of the serious events in so
of the united states of america, and to the republic, for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. [ applause ] >> boy, she just looked great, didn't she? >> she did. you can imagine, the amount of therapy and hard work. >> oh. >> that she's had to endure to climb back from being -- she was literally shot in the head. >> in the head at close range. >> close blank range. that was a pretty pivotal time in the nation's conversation about where we stand and the tone of things. >> it was. >> what a symbol of hope she is. that was incredible. >> it was a very moving moment. >>> all right. coming up he nominated his dad, last night for another term as vice president, bo biden, the attorney general of delaware, joins us ahead here on "morning joe." former pennsylvania governor ed rendell, nbc news political director chuck todd and later maryland governor martin o'malley. up next mike allen is here with the politico playbook. but first, bill karins with a check on the weekend forecast. >> good morning to you, mika. let me help get everyone out the door thi
? >> the united states military says most joint operations with the americans and afghan soldiers are going to be suspended until further notice. and mika, this is horrifying when you look at the fact that u.s. policy makers have been justifying continuing this war in afghanistan based on this -- this -- this lie that we're going to be able to train them and help these people who are shooting and killing our troops, help them run the country. >> the longest war and for the longest time no one who is in charge or who knows about these issues can tell us what winning means. the move comes amid an alarming string of insider attacks. the latest on sunday that left four american soldiers dead. yesterday, nato announced it was also scaling back joint operations with afghan security forces. the joint combat patrols are seen as a critical part of the u.s. plan to withdrawal from afghanistan by the end of 2014. and just a few hours ago, in the capital of kabul, nine people were killed when a suicide bomb rammed a car packed with explosives into to a mini bus believed to be carrying foreign workers.
energy strategy. the document calls for a nonnuclear country. but the united states has expressed deep concern over move. the policy chief of japan's ruling democratic party is visiting washington. seiji maehara met the u.s. deputy secretary of energy, daniel poneman, to brief him on the draft. the japanese government will take various steps and direct resources to halt all reactors by the 2030s. japan's future energy policy will be based on three principles. the operation of any nuclear plant will be limited to 40 years, suspended facilities will need to have their safety confirmed before they can resume operations, and no new reactors will be built. but the policy insists that nuclear reactors should be used as a transitional measure. maehara said poneman urged japan to minimize the negative impact of the policy on fossil fuel prices. poneman reportedly said japan should try to reduce its stocks of plutonium from spent nuclear fuel. maehara said poneman also told him the u.s. will support japan's efforts to diversify its energy sources. >>> it's hard for the world to really understan
's delight. the iphone 5 may boost the economy of the united states when it is released tomorrow or at least announced tomorrow. this according to analysts at jpmorgan. sales of the iphone could boost gdp by .50% in the fourth quarter. analysts expect apple to sell 8 million new iphones in the months of october, november and december. >>> on wall street, a moment of silence after the open. this group "i will" is a volunteer group opening the bell this morning. you can go to 911day.org for information about what you can do today. >>> thank you. >> a bit of a chilly start to the day. >> cold? >> not now. it was this morning. let's check the forecast with christina loren. a beautiful day. >> it is beautiful. wait until you guys walk out that door when you leave the office. it is so nice out there. it is not just here in san jose where we're feeling that beautiful almost fall air come in. in san francisco, taking a live look. beautiful clear skies overhead. september is one of the clearest months in the city by the bay. 11:18 now. beautiful day shaping up. i want to point out old glory is not ge
the united states government had no involvement. >> reporter: experts say the administration must walk a fine line. >> it is a dangerous political dynamic on the ground that's fuelled by the fact that the arab spring has not quickly found a very clear direction. >> reporter: after initially taking hits for politicizing american deaths in libya, mitt romney softened his tone. >> well, this is politics. i'm not going to worry about the campaign. >> reporter: with romney trailing in polls on the question of foreign policy, running mate paul ryan continues to hammer the president. >> amid all these threats and dangers what we do not see is steady, consistent american leadership. >> reporter: today a close ally added more foreign policy pressure. in an interview to air on "meet the press" benjamin netanyahu the israeli prime minister insists mr. obama get tougher with iran over their nuclear program. >> iran is guided by a leadership with an unbelievable fanaticism. it is the same fanaticism you see stormg the ing the embassie today. do you want them to have nuclear weapons? >> reporter: with less
. >> for a sixth day in a row, rage in the muslim world is being directed at the united states. part of it stems from the antiislamic film produced in southern california, and tonight four more americans are dead in afghanistan, victims of those they thought were allies. here's a report from cairo, egypt. reporter: in afghanistan, four u.s. service members were killed in another insider attack. afghan soldiers turning on their american allies. >> asking police shot four members. reporter: elsewhere in the country, outrage after a major air strike kills civilians. they shouted "death to america" and took the bodys into the provincial capital. in afghan police used water cannons to keep protesters away from the consulate. and we're learning more about friday when the camp bastion was attacked by the taliban. they said they were targeting britain's prince harry. accordingly he was quickly taken to safety but jets were destroyed. two u.s. marines were killed. >> meanwhile, the u.s. am ambassador says the attack which killed ambassador christy veins and three other americans was not premeditate but e
the united states, calling for more democracy. now, there is an ongoing clash here as some demonstrators are trying to attract u.s. embassy, which is right on the edge of this square and you can see fear gas being fired from egyptian security forces trying to keep the demonstrators away from the u.s. embassy wall. a similar scene today in yemen, as an angry mob attacked the u.s. embassy compound in the city of sanaa a state department official says that all u.s. personnel that the embassy in sanaa have been accounted for and appear to be safe. another assault on a u.s. embassy, this time in yemen. protesters threw stones at the embassy walls in the capital, sanaa. they climbed the gate, set fires, and raised posters denouncing a once-obscure u.s.-based internet movie that portrays the prophet mohammed. personnel in yemen were reportedly moved to a secure location. in cairo, more clashes, but this time, it's egyptian security pushing back. they fired tear gas to drive protesters away from the u.s. embassy in cairo. and the new egyptian president rejected violence against u.s. diplomats in
that the united states is engaged in a war with islam and that the west is against islam. it's something that western politicians don't like to talk about and don't like to address. but it's what fuels the anger and the rage. and they're able to exploit that very easily, as was evidenced in libya. and that ideology is what is dangerous. so although one particular group may have been involved in planning the attack, the ideology fueling that kind of attack has come from a different place. and it's all over the world. it's a global threat. and some intelligence officials say it's not being dealt with aadequately. >> lara, that's an interesting piece in "the wall street journal" this morning about the ultra conservative islamist group that is a target of u.s. and libyan inquiries, the worry about this threatening the arab spring. how does this change u.s. policy in the middle east, since we've got protests in libya, egypt and now yemen this morning? >> u.s. policy in the middle east has been something of a roll of the dice since the arab spring began. it's been very clear to u.s. officials
more protests against the united states. >> u.s. and libyan officials offer conflicting accounts of last week's deadly attack in benghazi that left four americans dead. >> it began spontaneously. >> this left us with no doubt that this was pre-planned, pre-determined. >> still on strike, chicago teachers will walk the picket line again today after the city extends a tentative contract offer. >> pair of nfl coaches exchange some unpleasantries after sunday's game. this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, september 17, 2012. >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. another morning of anti-american protests in the middle east. this time violence triggered by that anti-islam video erupted in kabul, afghanistan. the leader of hezbollah is calling for protests at u.s. embassies and libya, 50 people have been arrested in connection with the attack on the u.s. consulate, some foreigners. there are questions on how the deadly assault was carried out. susan mcginnis has more on this. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. the u.s. is sending
, or is this something much deeper, a long simmering distrust of the united states? >> it's all the above. it's much long-simmering resentment of the united states. it has some legitimate reasons, but it's essentially a pretext, and it is not really about religion. it's about politics and world power. it's about what's taking place in these countries that are going through a tremendous complex, painful transition. take egypt, for instance, extremists and islamists with different interpretations of islam competing with the mainstream islamist group in egypt which is the muslim brotherhood. >> right. >> they whipped up frenzy against the movie initially, and then the president, who is very cynical, was looking to protect his flanks so he called for more demonstrations instead of containing the demonstrations or condemning them so what you have is a competition in egypt as to who is going to shape the future of egypt, and using this movie as a pretext. >> which raised the question. is this about the united states really at all, or is this about uncertainty in these people's own futures and their religious l
that is responsible for the anti-islam video that is making waves across the united states and the middle east. nbc's richard engel is in afghanistan with the latest. >> reporter: the suicide bomb bomber appears to have been trolling for anyone in kabul. the bomber's vehicle exploded next to a small bus, killing to afghan police, eight south african aviation contractors. hezbollah said the car bombing was carried out by a 22-year-old female. that is rare in afghanistan where few women drive. there were riots in kabul on monday. the tension from the video only adds to a far bigger problem. a spike in insider attacks. afghan forces killing their nato partners. from now on, most u.s. and afghan troops are being kept apart. it's not a good sign for the direction of the war which is supposed to wind down in 2014. >> we say in military science the most perilous of all military operations is a withdraw under pressure. >> reporter: in a statement this morning, coalition commanders are committed to a long-term partnership with the forces. this suspension is temporary. u.s. and afghan troops conduct operatio
or whatever, no one is going to turn down the president of united states. it is a very unfair advantage of our tax dollars. host: and this -- and from seattle -- later this morning on the c- span networks and on c-span radio, the house ethics committee is expected to clear charges against representative maxine waters, democrat from california. the piece says -- a staff would not be entirely off the hook. her chief of staff and grandson are likely to be held accountable for reaching housecoats of conduct. when the house ethics committee meets in the republic session at 9:15 eastern time today, that michael moore will be held accountable for seeking to leverage waters' influence to aid a bank. she's been facing a similar conflict of interest charged since 2009. that headline, maxine waters expected to be cleared of conflict of interest charges. if you can watch or listen to the hearings on the c-span networks, c-span radio, and any time on c-span.org. dallas is on the phone from asheville, north carolina. the new york times calling this the least productive congress in a generation. caller: than
national interest, to send additional 30,000 united states troops to afghanistan. >> reporter: at that time, he announced the schedule for their withdrawal. a goal that has been met. 33,000, u.s. troops took part in the surge, 10,000 were out by july of last year and the remaining 23,000 are now gone. in his statement, the defense secretary had a sobering reminder, saying it is important to underscore even as our surge troops return home there are roughly 68,000 americans who remain in a tough fight in afghanistan along side their nato and afghan partners, we are a nation at war. the human toll of the surge was tremendous. of the almost 2,000 u.s. casualties in afghanistan, 57% happened during the surge. now, those who remain face the die-hard insurgents and growing threat of insider attacks. the deadline to bring the final troops home is still 2014. >>> back here good news for anyone who relies on san francisco's great highway for their commute. the project that closed southbound lanes from lincoln to skyline boulevard will be completed monday. four days ahead of schedule. dump instruction
more protesters against the united states. >> u.s. and libyan officials give an account of last week that left four americans dead. >> it began spontaneously. >> this left us with no doubt that this was pre-planned, pre-determined. >> still on strike, chicago teachers will walk the picket line again today after the city extends a tentative contract offer. >> pair of nfl coaches exchange some unpleasantries after sunday's game. this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, september 17, 2012. >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. anothemorning of anti-american protests in the middle east. hundreds of demonstrators turned tires and shouted death to america on a road near u.s. air base in kabul, afghanistan. hezbollah is calling for anti-protests. and roughly 50 are arrested in the benghazi attack. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. the u.s. is sending more military force certain hot spots after this new violence in kabul and hezbollah calling for more protests, indicating the the evenings could escalate across the arab world. hundreds of protesters are clas
said the united states will be relentless in tracking down the militants responsible for the attack on the consulate. he is vowing that they will be brought to justice. ken wayne is here now with one working theory about the motive, and how the u.s. is responding. >> two navy destroyers have been deployed to the coast of libya. it arrived today. amend the uss mcfall, coming from the strait of gibralter. the missiles travel about 550 miles per hour, and are equipped with gps for pinpoint accuracy. it is just one of the moves the united states has made in response to the killings of benghazi. >> reporter: earlier, he vowed those responsible will be found. >> we will not waiver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. and make no mistake, justice will be done. >> how could this be done in a country we helped liberate, in a city we helped save from destruction? this question reflects just how complicated and at times, how confounding the world can be. >> we are very sorry for what happened. we will do everything possible to help. >> reporter: in addition to t
brought back to the united states and welcomed home. >> reporter: romney said he had to delayed the start of his comments so he could watch the ceremony. he then pulled out a card to read the men's names and asked for a moment of silence. >> all of that rage has now spread to 20 countries all over the world. north africa, the middle east to pakistan and india. what we want to do is show you the situation specifically, there we go specifically in tenesia. so far two people have been killed. the american school there was also gutted by fire. and it was more of the same as we move on to the situation in egypt as well. riot police battling with hundreds of protesters just a few blocks from the american embassy in cairo. so far security forces have been able to keep them out of the embassy. one protester has been killed, dozens more have been injured. and coming up in about 12 minutes, we're going to look at how technology is now playing a major role in all of these protests. >>> firefighters revealed new information today about a fire that gutted part of a menlo park school yesterday. as ktvu
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